Have you started a business? Applied for a job? Do you plan any of these? Have you struggled to find the financial backing you needed to get the business “kicked off?” Many, if not most, entrepreneurs have stumbled on this block. Alex Sanfilippo, (Creating a Brand podcasts), recently interviewed Suneel Gupta, who talks about his recently…

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Each week, unless I stumble a great idea (I often do!), I search for meaningful content to be the basis of the week’s article. This week I came across several essays related to authenticity. I decided to build on that theme, without pointing to one particular article. The concept is: Are you, or someone you’ve…

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You may remember my coach and mentor Ben Hardy from a recent issue. In case you didn’t see that issue or don’t remember Ben, I’ll repeat my introduction to him: Benjamin Hardy holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He’s also the author of Personality Isn’t Permanent and several other books exploring personality change. He knows what he’s talking about!…

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As the quarantine, however severe it currently is for you, wears on, your mindset can turn negative. This is hardly a healthy or effective way to face issues in your life and business. So once again, I’m offering some suggestions to help you keep a positive outlook in the face of challenges. Joely Simon, an Inc. magazine…

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This week, we return to our common theme of directly addressing leadership. What is it? How, specifically, does one accomplish effective leadership? Sam Shriver is the Executive Vice President at The Center for Leadership Studies. In a recent LinkedIn Live episode, he interviewed Daryl Davis, an accomplished pianist and civil rights activist extraordinaire. Davis has…

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Have you considered the meaning you’ve given your story of the past? Your past has the meaning you give it. It’s just a story. Tell it the way you want it to be! Now that you’ve done that, consider this – there’s also a story attached to your future. That’s where you can get really creative! The…

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Do you follow professional tennis? Even if you see an occasional item in the news about it, you know that Serena Williams wins often. This is a sport from which many top-notch players retire by the age of 35, or even 30. What gives her the edge and the drive to continue winning as she…

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In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about sleep as an important factor in our performance. Until I saw the article I refer to here, everything I’ve seen related to quantity and quality of sleep. Several years ago, as Chief Pilot for a small air freight company. I was often called upon to substitute for…

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Recently I’ve been employing the services of a virtual assistant named Jeff Lucas. He’s employed by Smart VA’s, a service founded by Kristy Yoder. Kristy regularly publishes a video presentation on YouTube about some business idea. The one I just received discussed the “Impostor Syndrome”, the sense that you’ve achieved more than you somehow deserve. This feeling…

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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you coach entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs often succeed by identifying a hidden need in a marketplace that no one else has seen. Then they address that need with a unique solution. Here’s something that may surprise many entrepreneurs and those who observe them. There are many quirks of human nature that are…

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